Leadership

Meet the Bank of the West leadership team.

  • Nandita Bakhshi

    Nandita Bakhshi President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of the West
    Chief Executive Officer of BancWest
    Co-Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas USA Inc.

    Nandita Bakhshi is President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of the West, Chief Executive Officer of BancWest, and co-Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas USA Inc. Bakhshi also serves on the Board of Directors of Bank of the West, BancWest and BNP Paribas USA, and is a member of Bank of the West’s Executive Management Committee.

  • Thibault-Fulconis

    Thibault Fulconis Vice Chairman, Chief Operating Officer

    Thibault Fulconis is Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Office for Bank of the West and its holding company, BancWest. Based in San Francisco, Fulconis is also a member of the Bank's and the holding company's Executive Management Committees.

  • Ryan Bailey

    Ryan Bailey Executive Vice President and Head of the Retail Banking Group

    Ryan Bailey is Executive Vice President and Head of the Retail Banking Group, comprised of over 5,000 team members, for Bank of the West.

  • Pierre Ramadier, Senior Executive Vice President

    Pierre Ramadier Senior Executive Vice President
    Group Head, Wealth Management

    Pierre Ramadier is Senior Executive Vice President, Group Head of Wealth Management for Bank of the West, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas. He is also a member of Bank of the West's Executive Management Committee.

  • Jean Marc Torre

    Jean-Marc Torre Senior Executive Vice President
    Commercial Banking Group

    Jean-Marc Torre is Head of the Commercial Banking Group (CBG) at Bank of the West, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas (BNPP), responsible for the lines of business serving the Bank's commercial clients and wholesale banking.

  • Dan Cozine

    Dan Cozine Managing Director, Head of Corporate and Commercial Banking Group

    Dan Cozine serves as the Managing Director and Head of Corporate and Commercial Banking Group (CCBG) for Bank of the West, as well as the Head of Financing Solutions (FS) Americas for BNP Paribas.

  • Donald Duggan

    Donald Duggan Senior Executive Vice President

    Donald Duggan is Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Banking Services and Chief Diversity Officer. He joined the Bank in 2002 and is a member of the Bank’s Executive Management Committee.

  • Raj Gopal, Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer

    Raj Gopal Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
    Risk Management

    Raj Gopal is an Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer at Bank of the West, part of the BNP Paribas group.

  • Karin Lockovitch

    Karin Lockovitch Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer

    Karin Lockovitch is Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer. Karin joined the Bank in 2017 and is a member of the Bank’s Executive Management Committee.

  • Sheri Paulo Executive Vice President, Chief HR Officer

    Sheri Paulo serves as Executive Vice President and Chief HR Officer for Bank of the West. She is a member of the Bank’s Executive Management Committee.

  • Emma Pertat

    Emma Pertat Executive Vice President General Auditor

    Ms. Pertat serves as Executive Vice President and General Auditor both at Bank of the West, and at the holding company level.

  • Ben Stuart

    Benjamin Stuart Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

    Ben Stuart became Chief Marketing and Communications Officer in 2017, joining Bank of the West with more than 20 years of experience growing businesses within regulated industries.

  • Vanessa Washington

    Vanessa Washington Senior Executive Vice President

    Vanessa Washington is Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Bank of the West. She joined the Bank in 2006 and is a member of the Bank's Executive Management Committee.

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